River Styx

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls.
    Synonyms: Styx

Some articles on river, river styx, styx:

Troilus - Modern Versions - Reinventing The Love Story
... ...turn on that cold river's brim beyond the sun's far setting ... one of three references in 20th century literature to Troilus on the banks of the River Styx that Boitani has identified ... to cross, But the value is not on the further side of the river, The value lies in his eagerness ...
Stowe House - Stowe Landscape Gardens - The Elysian Fields
... There is a series of buildings and monuments surrounding two narrow lakes, called the river Styx, that step down to a branch of the Octagon Lake ... probably designed by Kent in the 1730s, located at the head of the serpentine 'river Styx' that flows through the Elysian Fields ... basin, there passing under the floor to the front, where it falls into the river Styx ...
Utamakura - Parallels in Other Cultures
... of Japanese utamakura, or poetic place name, in reference to the river Styx ... The adjective, Stygian, means "of or relating to the River Styx" ... In Ancient Greek literature, the River Styx forms the boundary between Earth and Hades, the Underworld ...
Styx River (disambiguation) - Rivers - USA
... Styx River (Alabama) River Styx (Georgia) River Styx (Gratiot County, Michigan) River Styx (Marquette County, Michigan) ...

Famous quotes containing the words styx and/or river:

    In your presence, I swear by the Styx and the Acheron never more to wear glasses on my bonnet, nor a codpiece on my breeches, until, concerning my undertaking, I have heard the word of the Divine Bottle.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    The name of the town isn’t important. It’s the one that’s just twenty-eight minutes from the big city. Twenty-three if you catch the morning express. It’s on a river and it’s got houses and stores and churches. And a main street. Nothing fancy like Broadway or Market, just plain Broadway. Drug, dry good, shoes. Those horrible little chain stores that breed like rabbits.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)